from a 70
side of the
to show the
of the stone
in its natural
and weighs about 50.25
Polyphant stone is a type of Elvan, a
name used in Cornwall and Devon for
native varieties of
of the Elvan quarries are
is another name for this stone.
colour, but is
flecked with other
colours from many
Polyphant was often used for
parts of buildings such as doorways so
they could be finely carved.
Around 400 prehistoric
stone axes, made from greenstone, have been
found all over Britain, which from
petrological analysis appear to come from west
Cornwall. Although the quarry has not
been identified, it has been suggested that
the Gear, a rock now submerged half a mile
from the shore at Penzance, may be the site.
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name Polyphant means 'Frog Pool' in Cornish.